New Arkansas Razorback Alex Collins – What The Experts Are Saying

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Last night, nabbing Alex Collins from the likes of Miami, Florida, Florida State and Wisconsin, marked a big pick-up for the University of Arkansas Razorback football team and new coaching staff headed up by Coach Bret Bielema. Click here to watch his announcement.

Depending on your recruiting services, Collins is THE top running back in the country, or one of them, certainly. He is a Five-Star recruit, or Four-Star recruit, again, depending on what sportswriter’s service you care to believe.

Today, the morning after one of the largest “gets” in terms of recruiting for the Hogs, we take a look at what the experts are saying about new Arkansas Razorback Alex Collins.

And this from Edward Aschoff, SEC beat writer for ESPN.com

As for Arkansas, Collins is huge steal for Bret Bielema and his coaches. Talking with Bielema shortly after he was hired at Arkansas, he told me that his goal was to hit the southeast hard. He knew it was a must and he made it clear that Florida and Georgia would be priorities.

Well, getting a stud back like Collins, who was once committed to Miami for several months, is a great start. Collins is a player who could come right in and make an immediate impact in Arkansas’ defense. He’s not only a bruising back, but he’s elusive and has tremendous speed. He might not be the biggest player, but he isn’t going to be afraid to take/deliver hits.

Outside of getting a player of great need, Bielema — with some help from former Miami head coach Randy Shannon (linebackers coach) — got a player everyone in the state of Florida wanted. The Canes, Gators and Seminoles all missed out on one of the state’s top players. That’s big, and it will only help Bielema in the state of Florida from here on out.

We’re pretty sure this is how Bret Bielema was feeling last night.

Bret Bielema Happy Dance for Alex Collins

We found this funny gif on SecRant.com. It’s too good not to share.

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3 Responses to “New Arkansas Razorback Alex Collins – What The Experts Are Saying”

  1. Mike Simons
    February 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Good pick up for the Hogs!

  2. Biggie
    February 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Um, as they say… Don’t count yer chickens before they’re hatched. Cluck, cluck…

  3. Abraham Deedle
    March 1, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    yes

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